Archive for January, 2006

Sarcasm

January 31st, 2006 at 12:06 pm by Mark
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     I dunno what’s wrong with me sometimes, but when asked “How are you today?” I didn’t skip a beat, and just blurted something out with a grin.  “Oh, I’m so happy, I could shit!  How about you?”

     My propensity to spew irreverent sarcasm escalates exponentially per annum. My current prediction is that by 2015, senility will have kicked in hard, putting me roughly at the current level of either Beavis or Butthead. *shakes head*

     I guess that’s kinda the way it goes some days…

Commemorative Coins – The Palpatine Dollar

January 24th, 2006 at 4:44 pm by Sam
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Again at LR2, Anton comes up with an interesting observation.

Is it my imagination or does this look more like Palpatine than Franklin?

My question is, does is speak highly of Palpatine, or less of Franklin? The mind boggles…

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Running Windows XP on an Intel Mac?

January 24th, 2006 at 2:57 pm by Sam
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Brandon over at LR2 posted a link to site that went unnoticed by us (go figure): a Contest offering a tidy sum ($4357 at this writing) to the person who can successfully get an Intel Mac to dual-boot Windows XP and OS/X.

Quotes Brandon:

If I had the money, I’d pledge some .. but I spent it all on my Intel iMac. Har har har. The pot is up to over $4k, I’m thinking I should look into dual booting my machine.

The biggest question to me right now is: Why?

Edit: 01/26/2006 9:26AM EST
Damn spell checker. Nobody I know uses a Max.

Iran’s Subtle Hint: “Help Us, Too!”

January 13th, 2006 at 4:59 pm by Sam
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Having watched how Saddam Hussien saved Iraq by bringing in good ol’ fashioned Democracy and Free Enterprise, Iran is now following exactly the same pattern: breaking IAEA Treaties, entering Nuclear enrichment plants and kicking out United Nations Inspectors.

For those of you still going, “Huh?” I’ll explain. Here’s what very well could have happened.

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Media Cluster Copulations Caught on Blog

January 12th, 2006 at 11:15 pm by Sam
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Complaining about the Media has become dangerously close to being listed as one of my hobbies over the years. I had no idea that anyone enjoyed it as much as I did, but apparently someone else has been publicizing media mistakes on grand scale since at least April 2005.

In proving that many news-hounds aren’t housebroken, Craig Silverman of Ordinary Media has spotlighted many a pile of poo — and rubbed their noses in it — by posting their back-page apologies, retractions and clarifications to an extremely enjoyable blog, Regret the Error.

The December 13th posting, Crunks ’05: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections, conjures up some of the best and brightest calamities of 2005.

Kudos, Craig! If we offered awards, you’d get one.